WATERFRONT INN

1009 South Huron Ave., Mackinaw City, MI 49701 United States (USA)
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2.0 Star Rural Hotel in Emmet County
45.7681-84.72544
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2.5/ 5

Based on 99 guest reviews

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  • Includes an indoor swimming pool
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Gym is available on property
  • 90 rooms in hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Check-out time: 11:00AM
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel

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Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 464 verified reviews

51
Poor

Good for sightseeing and has a beach nearby. Dirty room. Bad internet service. Food is not good.

“Beach is very close” “No wi-fi”

Great Beach Hotel Top 21% in city
Good Budget Hotel Top 39% in city

Good to know

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Refrigerator did not work” “Television and telephone not working”

  • Great view

    “Great waterfront view” “Great view”

  • Dirty room

    “Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty”

  • Small rooms

    “Very little room” “Very small room”

Review highlights

Location

88/100
68 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing. Poor access to parking.

“Close to all attractions” “Close to Mackinaw City” “Great shops”

Value

66/100
79 reviews

Fairly good value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

“Free Shuttle service” “Paid for two nights” “Absolutely disgusting horrible outdated cheap motel”

Beach

60/100
34 reviews

Reasonable beach. Beach is dirty.

“Good location on the beach” “Beach is very close” “Beach dirty”

Service

55/100
123 reviews

Unprofessional and unacceptable management and reception service. Service is relatively friendly.

“All the staff was extremely friendly and went out of their way” “Staff at front desk friendly” “Desk is not very professional”

Breakfast

52/100
48 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Next door for breakfast” “Good hot breakfast” “Continental breakfast was next door”

Amenities

28/100
34 reviews

Poor hotel buildings. Unattractive hotel grounds.

“No children playground” “No elevator” “Outdated property”

Room

28/100
239 reviews

Unclean, badly-maintained rooms and bathrooms. Views are beautiful, but rooms are old and cramped with poor beds. Substandard furniture, A/C, TV's and kitchenettes. Adequate balcony.

“Air conditioner were broken” “Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty”

Vibe

25/100
62 reviews

Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes. Hotel is outdated. Awesome for a beach holiday. Fine for a budget trip.

“Television was very old” “Mean everything” “No elevator”

Cleanliness

25/100
127 reviews

Rooms, particularly bathrooms are dirty, although pools are fairly clean. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty” “Mold around the ceiling and floor”

Comfort

20/100
75 reviews

Uncomfortable, cramped rooms, with poor beds. Terrible A/C and noisy rooms.

“Loose sheets” “Air conditioner were broken” “Box springs dirty”

WiFi

19/100
37 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No wi-fi” “No internet” “No signal”

Food

18/100
11 reviews

Food is not good.

“Thick, lukewarm gravy” “No barbecue”

Bar

17/100
9 reviews

Bar is not good.

“Coffee was not ready yet” “No creamer” “No coffee”

Ranked top 97% by couples, with a score of 54

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “No elevator” “Outdated property”

  • Unclean hotel facilities

    “The place Dusty” “Deck and chairs were dirty”

  • Reception is not nice

    “Desk is not very professional” “Rude desk people”

  • Small rooms

    “Very little room” “Very small room”

Review highlights

Location

88/100
13 reviews

Great location.

“Close to all attractions” “Close to Mackinaw City” “Great shops”

Beach

58/100
7 reviews

Reasonable beach.

“Right on the beach” “Nice beach” “Beach dirty”

Service

53/100
30 reviews

Bad reception staff but the service is somewhat friendly.

“Staff was very kind and helpful” “Staff at front desk friendly” “Desk is not very professional”

Breakfast

48/100
8 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No continental breakfast” “No breakfast”

Room

31/100
54 reviews

Great views but dirty rooms with subpar bathrooms. Poor beds in small and badly maintained rooms.

“Air conditioner were broken” “Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty”

Cleanliness

27/100
26 reviews

Dirty room. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty” “Mold around the ceiling and floor”

Amenities

27/100
7 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“No children playground” “No elevator” “Outdated property”

Comfort

24/100
20 reviews

Uncomfortable, cramped rooms, with poor beds.

“Loose sheets” “Air conditioner were broken” “Box springs dirty”

Vibe

23/100
16 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated. Unfriendly atmosphere.

“Television was very old” “Mean everything” “No elevator”

WiFi

19/100
5 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No wi-fi” “No internet” “No signal”

Ranked top 82% by families, with a score of 57

Good to know

  • Old rooms

    “Television was very old” “Really old room”

  • Unprofessional service

    “Desk is not very professional” “Staff unprofessional”

  • Fair breakfast prices

    “Free continental breakfast” “Free breakfast”

  • Bad internet service

    “No wi-fi” “No internet”

Review highlights

Location

88/100
14 reviews

Great location.

“Close to all attractions” “Close to Mackinaw City” “Great shops”

Pool

77/100
10 reviews

Great pool.

“Nice indoor pool” “Heated pool and hot tub” “Pool is very clean and nice looking”

Value

67/100
18 reviews

Fairly good value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

“Free Shuttle service” “Paid for two nights” “Absolutely disgusting horrible outdated cheap motel”

Service

58/100
19 reviews

Service relatively friendly but tending to be unprofessional.

“Rude desk people” “Staff unfriendly” “Desk was no help”

Beach

57/100
11 reviews

Reasonable beach.

“Right on the beach” “Nice beach” “Dirty beach”

Breakfast

53/100
11 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Next door for breakfast” “Good hot breakfast” “Breakfast at the hotel next door”

Room

28/100
51 reviews

Filthy, run-down rooms and bathrooms. Views are beautiful, but rooms are old and cramped with poor beds.

“Air conditioner were broken” “Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty”

Cleanliness

25/100
21 reviews

Dirty room.

“Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty” “Mold around the ceiling and floor”

Vibe

24/100
10 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Television was very old” “Mean everything” “No elevator”

WiFi

19/100
14 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No wi-fi” “No internet” “No signal”

Comfort

18/100
15 reviews

Uncomfortable, cramped rooms, with poor beds.

“Loose sheets” “Air conditioner were broken” “Box springs dirty”

Good to know

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Refrigerator did not work” “Television and telephone not working”

  • Dirty room

    “Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty”

  • Great view

    “Great waterfront view” “Great view”

  • Small rooms

    “Very little room” “Very small room”

Review highlights

Location

90/100
67 reviews

Well-located hotel, although, unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Close to the beach with great sightseeing.

“Close to all attractions” “Close to Mackinaw City” “Great shops”

Value

66/100
79 reviews

Fairly good value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

“Free nights stay” “Free Shuttle service” “Absolutely disgusting horrible outdated cheap motel”

Beach

62/100
33 reviews

Reasonable beach. Beach is dirty.

“Right on the beach” “Nice beach” “Dirty beach”

Service

56/100
120 reviews

Unprofessional and unacceptable management and reception service. Service is relatively friendly.

“Staff was helpful” “Rude desk people” “Desk was no help”

Breakfast

52/100
48 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Next door for breakfast” “Good hot breakfast” “Breakfast at the hotel next door”

Amenities

28/100
34 reviews

Poor hotel buildings. Unattractive hotel grounds.

“No children playground” “No elevator” “Outdated property”

Room

27/100
238 reviews

Unclean, badly-maintained rooms and bathrooms. Views are beautiful, but rooms are old and cramped with poor beds. Substandard furniture, A/C, TV's and kitchenettes. Adequate balcony.

“Air conditioner were broken” “Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty”

Food

27/100
11 reviews

Food is not good.

“Thick, lukewarm gravy” “No barbecue”

Cleanliness

25/100
126 reviews

Rooms, particularly bathrooms are dirty, although pools are fairly clean. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty” “Mold around the ceiling and floor”

Vibe

25/100
62 reviews

Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes. Hotel is outdated.

“Television was very old” “Mean everything” “No elevator”

Comfort

20/100
74 reviews

Uncomfortable, cramped rooms, with poor beds. Terrible A/C and noisy rooms.

“Loose sheets” “Air conditioner were broken” “Box springs dirty”

WiFi

19/100
37 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No wi-fi” “No internet” “No signal”

Bar

17/100
9 reviews

Bar is not good.

“Coffee was not ready yet” “No creamer” “No coffee”

Ranked top 94% by couples, with a score of 52

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “No elevator” “Outdated property”

  • Unclean hotel facilities

    “The place Dusty” “Deck and chairs were dirty”

  • Reception is not nice

    “Desk is not very professional” “Rude desk people”

  • Small rooms

    “Very little room” “Very small room”

Review highlights

Location

88/100
13 reviews

Great location.

“Close to all attractions” “Close to Mackinaw City” “Great shops”

Beach

58/100
7 reviews

Reasonable beach.

“Close to the beach” “Nice beachfront” “Dirty beach”

Service

52/100
29 reviews

Bad reception staff but the service is somewhat friendly.

“Staff was very kind and helpful” “Rude desk people” “HORRIBLE customer service”

Breakfast

48/100
8 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No continental breakfast” “No breakfast”

Room

30/100
53 reviews

Great views but dirty rooms with subpar bathrooms. Poor beds in small and badly maintained rooms.

“Air conditioner were broken” “Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty”

Cleanliness

27/100
26 reviews

Dirty room. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty” “Mold around the ceiling and floor”

Amenities

27/100
7 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“No children playground” “No elevator” “Outdated property”

Comfort

23/100
19 reviews

Uncomfortable, cramped rooms, with poor beds.

“Loose sheets” “Air conditioner were broken” “Box springs dirty”

Vibe

23/100
16 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated. Unfriendly atmosphere.

“Television was very old” “Mean everything” “No elevator”

WiFi

19/100
5 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No wi-fi” “No internet” “No signal”

Ranked top 94% by families, with a score of 51

Good to know

  • Old rooms

    “Television was very old” “Really old room”

  • Unprofessional service

    “Desk is not very professional” “Staff unprofessional”

  • Fair breakfast prices

    “Free continental breakfast” “Free breakfast”

  • Bad internet service

    “No wi-fi” “No internet”

Review highlights

Location

88/100
14 reviews

Great location.

“Close to all attractions” “Close to Mackinaw City” “Great shops”

Pool

77/100
10 reviews

Great pool.

“Nice indoor pool” “Heated pool and hot tub” “Pool is very clean and nice looking”

Value

67/100
18 reviews

Fairly good value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

“Free Shuttle service” “Exorbitant price” “Paid for two nights”

Service

58/100
19 reviews

Service relatively friendly but tending to be unprofessional.

“Desk is not very professional” “Rude desk people” “Staff was unprofessional”

Beach

57/100
11 reviews

Reasonable beach.

“Close to the beach” “Nice beachfront” “Beach dirty”

Breakfast

53/100
11 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Next door for breakfast” “Good hot breakfast” “Breakfast at the hotel next door”

Room

28/100
51 reviews

Filthy, run-down rooms and bathrooms. Views are beautiful, but rooms are old and cramped with poor beds.

“Air conditioner were broken” “Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty”

Cleanliness

25/100
21 reviews

Dirty room.

“Deck and chairs were dirty” “Box springs dirty” “Mold around the ceiling and floor”

Vibe

24/100
10 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Television was very old” “Mean everything” “No elevator”

WiFi

21/100
14 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No wi-fi” “No internet” “No signal”

Comfort

18/100
15 reviews

Uncomfortable, cramped rooms, with poor beds.

“Loose sheets” “Air conditioner were broken” “Box springs dirty”

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Customer Reviews of Waterfront Inn

2.5 out of 5. Based on 99 guest reviews , Poor

Property Description

Welcome to the Waterfront Inn! Mackinaw City's most affordable beachfront inn. We are located on the shores of Lake Huron in Mackinaw City. Our accommodations include 90 clean and comfortable guest rooms, many right on the water! We also have 1 and 2 bedroom housekeeping cabins available with a full kitchen that include maid service each day. All accommodations include a hot continental breakfast! Whether you are in town for one night or a week, make the Waterfront Inn your vacation destination.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00PM
Check Out: 11:00AM
Floors: 3
Rooms: 90
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 90
Handicap Rooms: 1
Suites: 10
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 2
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
72 hour cancellation policy
Nightly Parking: 0.00
Total Taxes: 8.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00% (Michigan Sales Tax)
Occupancy Tax: 2.00% (Occupancy Tax)
Additional Person Fee: 5.00 Per Person (Extra Adult Charge)
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 15.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 8.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 20.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 2.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 2.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 1.00 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 1.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Games room
  • Hairdryer available
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Pellston Regional Airport (PLN)

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

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